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flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
redolent - odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate
revoke - cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor